Absolute Truth

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Georg Wilhelm Hegel believed in the importance of history. This German philosopher, born on this day in 1770, sought to create a philosophical system so comprehensive that it would encompass the world.

Hegel believed that nothing is static. He taught that everything constantly changes, driven by the “dialectic process.” According to this process, there was a “thesis” that led to a reaction (called an “antithesis”), which produced a “synthesis,” which became a new “thesis.” He believed that this was an endless, ongoing process that applied to every part of life.

Rejecting the concept of absolute truth, Hegel felt that everything continued to evolve in this unfolding process. Based on this mindset, there was no absolute right or wrong, for these were matters for individuals to decide.

His ideas gained incredible momentum throughout the 19th century. Those influenced by Hegel included Karl Marx (when he developed communism) and Charles Darwin (as he conceived the theory of evolution). Hegel’s philosophy helped develop the concept of relativism and shape attitudes that are prevalent today in science, politics, business, and education.

These ideas still are influential. Many people still embrace the relativism that Hegel championed. Even some professing Christians.

Today, ask yourself to think about what you believe. Is history just an evolving process? Or is there is an absolute truth? Do you really believe that the Bible is true and God is the only source of truth? Are you convinced that His standards are absolute?

Don’t allow the relativism in the world to poison your heart and mind. Reaffirm your commitment to God and His Word. Walk in His truth. He alone is God!